Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each presented with a box of identical, mystery ingredients from which they are required to create a mouthwatering dish. They don’t have to use every ingredient in the box but apart from a few, very basic pantry staples, what they discover in the box is pretty much it. It’s fun to see the dishes created by the talented and very creative contestants.

Communities for Maker Educators

A Study of the Communities and Resources that Connect
Educators Engaged in Making

Podcast: Accessible Pedagogy Is Not Just UDL

Podcast by Anne Gagne. She discusses accessible pedagogy and UDL. She has multiple podcast episodes which may be of interest and her website is a good example of an accessible website.

Primary school computing & literacy w/ storytelling — Bobby Whyte | Computing education research

A video by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Dr Bobby Whyte discusses the benefits and shares examples of storytelling in elementary using programming software (Scratch).

Center for Humane Technology

A website with news about the latest AI developments. They have podcasts, movies, and youth toolkits to explore the respectful use of technology and how technology is impacting human societies.

LEARN PADLET: Photo Editing Software

A collection of photo editing software that might interest students and teachers. The software ranges in terms of the learning curve needed to navigate.

LEARN: Unboxing Sphero indi

I love this little car robot! Great for our youngest learners’ first kick at programming. Use color rubber tiles to tell indi where to go and what to do. Comes with stickers to personalize indi, as well as a bunch of rubber-coloured floor tiles, and a pile of challenge cards ready for your students. Let times.

Media Use Guidelines: Preschoolers: By Kids Health

Recommendations on how much and what forms of media pre-school age children can be exposed too.

Top Tips for Adopting Safe & Healthy Online Habits: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on about online safety (Infographic)

What every parent should know: Secret Codes, Social Media and Sexting Acronyms: KSLA NEWS

A site with acynoms used in sexting and on social media.

What Parents Need to Know about AI: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on AI for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebooks: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Google Chromebooks for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Facebook Messanger: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Facebook Messanger for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about NGL: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on NGL for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Roblox for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about SnapChat: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Ipads for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Twitter: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Twitter for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Whatsapp: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Whatsapp for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about World of Warcraft: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on World of Warcraft for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Youtube: National Online Safety – copy

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Youtube for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Ipads: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Ipads for parents and caregivers.

What Parents Need to Know about Instagram: National Online Safety

A PDF accessed March 23, 2023 on Instagram for parents and caregivers.

Paper Circuits Padlet curated by LEARN/ RÉCIT

A collection of paper circuit projects curated by the LEARN RÉCIT team for various levels.

Video Production Padlet curated by LEARN/ RÉCIT

A collection of activities, tools, apps and how-tos for various video production forms (claymation, animation, green screen, etc).

E-Textiles STEAM Padlet curated by LEARN/RÉCIT

A collection of activities and guides to get you stared and inspired with E-Textiles, curated by the LEARN RÉCIT team.

Musical Instruments with Makey Makey: Jason Webb

Musical instruments with the MaKey MaKey (1-4 hours) – easy/intermediate. Can be done with Scratch coding software.

MaKey MaKey – An Invention Kit for Everyone : Jay Silver

A video about Makey-Makey with different project ideas.

Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show

DIY maker episodes by a young girl named Sylvia. Episodes on various topics including squishy circuits, etextiles, Adafruit, Arduino and more!

18+ Arduino Projects – Rui Santos (PDF)

A PDF with projects that can be done with an Arduino microcontroller. Projects range in difficulty.

5 LED Blink Slow Out of Sequence: eTextile Lounge

An easy Arduino project that takes around 1-2 hours to complete.

How to Make LEDs Flash to Music With an Arduino: Autodesk Instructables

How to Make LEDs Flash to Music with an Arduino. An intermediate project that takes around 2-3 hours.

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